There are thousands of male survivors living in communities across Ontario. There is approximately one in six men who have experienced sexual abuse at some time in their lives. They come from every community, background and lifestyle. Men and boys who are victimized have needs that specially trained counsellors understand, and they can help. Don’t suffer in silence when help is only a phone call away. Services for male survivors of sexual abuse can help you to deal with the impact of unwanted sexual experiences, whether recent or from years ago. You will learn that you are not alone, you will meet people you can trust to help you understand your problems. You will get the help you need to deal with the impact of the abuse. You will learn how to improve relationships with friends and family.*
To be eligible for service, a male survivor must:
- Be 16 years of age or older at the time of service;
- Be a resident of Ontario; and
- Have experienced historical sexual abuse or be a victim of a recent sexual assault, including any incident of sexual activity without your consent.
The family of a male survivor may also be eligible for service. Please contact our Service Access Unit at 416 595 9618 to discuss your situation.
Confidential counselling services are provided free of charge up to 8 sessions. Should there be a need for further service this will be discussed with your counsellor and a sliding scale fee assessed for fee paying programs. FST is committed to charging fair and equitable fees based on before tax income and family size.
* Excerpts from pamphlet for 24/7 Information and Referral Services, a toll free phone line for immediate crisis and referral services from anywhere in Ontario at 1-866-887-0015